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Heart attack, blocked arteries, stent put in, precautions and diet

I am 59 years old male and 168cm height and 91kg weight I had a mild Heart attack on 29th April which I dont know my doctor told me later and I had 2 artery blocked and put 2 stent on 4th may 2012 and discharged on 8th now I have been advised 3 weeks rest at home. Please advise what precaution I must maintain ank when I will lead my normal life. Can I eat egg, fish & chiken. Can drink whisky,Vodka & beer and how much every day I should walk to keep fit and more all about how to lead my life, I am a business man and been very very active and positive thinker I never have negative thought.I am a diaditic since last 20 years and since then i am on insulin at present(means just before my attack) I was taking Human Mixtard 50/50, 57 units in the morning and 51 units in the night I am a smoker smoke 4/5 cigrattes a day.
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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After a cardiac procedure, you can come back to your normal routine life in 6 weeks. Decreasing saturated fat and alcohol intake is of utmost importance. Continue doing brisk walking daily. Doing a few lifestyle changes will be helpful.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 12 May 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia's  Response
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As a jr. to a cardiologist in chandigarh i would like to answer your query. You have undergone angioplasty and it will take 4-6 weeks to return to your normal life style. But since you have an heart attack and revived from it, now you have to change your lifestyle a lot so that you can't get it again:
1. Stop smoking and alcohol (Can take alcohol once a week but not more than 60 ml and you have to do extra exercise to burn the extra calories) but no smoking at all.
2. Start Brisk walking at least 5km per day in 1 hr
3. Can take fish and chicken but only roasted
4. As you are diabetic do get check your blood sugar regularly and HbA1c once in 3 months to get control over your diabetic
5. Take all fruits except Mango, Banana, sweet grapes and Chiku
6. Try to eat baked food.
7. Make a diet chart according to your interest and take calories according to your height and weight
8. Try to loose weight for better life style.
Get a regular follow up with your Cardiologist and take regular medication as per his advice
Hope you will follow the advice and will not get the heart attack again
Best Wishes
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia
Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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